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1792 Half Disme returns to Philly

The finest-known surviving example of the first coins made for circulation by the young United States Mint in 1792 will return to Philadelphia for a “homecoming” display Aug. 14-18 at the 2018 World’s Fair of Money. The small silver coin … Continue reading

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Calderman awarded ‘Most Inspirational’

The International Paper Money Show held in Kansas City, Mo., June 7-10 welcomed dealers and collectors from across the country and some international countries. Among the usual educational forums, top-tier exhibits and award presentations was the Bank Note Reporter Most … Continue reading

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Community Voice Responses (July 10, 2018)

From the June 15 Numismatic News E-Newsletter: Should the Mint issue a medal to mark the North Korea-United States summit? Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers to Editor Dave Harper.   My reply would be a very … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (July 10, 2018)

Veteran reports disappointing experience with U.S. Mint I was not surprised to read in the June 12, 2018, copy of NN that the number of military medals decreased. I was surprised that the number was so high. Here is what … Continue reading

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Scarce feather money on offer

Among the most intriguing lots in Heritage Auctions’ Ethnographic Art: American Indian, Pre-Columbian and Tribal Art Signature Auction June 26 will be a rare piece of feather money from the Southwest Pacific. Solomon Islands Feather Money, Tevau, Santa Cruz, is … Continue reading

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1821 large cent tough to find in top grades

Just as some coins can be sleepers, and others sleepers with very little chance of waking up any time soon, coins can also be overrated. The contention has been made that the 1821 Coronet Head large cent is not as … Continue reading

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Check for whizzing on silver dollar

How can I tell if a Morgan dollar has altered surfaces and is not prooflike? Examine the coin under significant magnification and good lighting. If the coin has been whizzed to improve the surface appearance, it will become obvious through … Continue reading

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Coin output up

If May’s matching mintage numbers in Philadelphia and Denver throw you, you are not alone. I thought I was in the wrong column as cents, dimes and nickel output numbers at both mints kept coming up the same. Only when … Continue reading

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Saltus Award given at FIDEM

Dutch artist Geer Steyn became the fifty-seventh recipient of the J. Sanford Saltus Award for excellence in medallic art May 29 at the biannual conference of the International Art Medal Federation (FIDEM) in Ottawa, Ontario. Donald Scarinci, chairman of the … Continue reading

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ANA redesigns reverse

A redesign of the reverse of the Philadelphia convention medal to be issued by the American Numismatic Association was announced by the organization. The original reverse was too similar to a famous “Love” graphic that has come to symbolize the … Continue reading

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